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roller coaster

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noun roll·er coast·er \ˈrō-lər-ˌkō-stər, ˈrō-lē-ˌkō-\

Simple Definition of roller coaster

  • : a ride at an amusement park which is like a small, open train with tracks that are high off the ground and that have sharp curves and steep hills

  • : a situation or experience that involves sudden and extreme changes

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of roller coaster

  1. 1 :  an elevated railway (as in an amusement park) constructed with sharp curves and steep inclines on which cars roll

  2. 2 :  something resembling a roller coaster; especially :  behavior, events, or experiences characterized by sudden and extreme changes <an emotional roller coaster>

Examples of roller coaster in a sentence

  1. We went for a ride on the roller coaster.

  2. The divorce was an emotional roller coaster for both of them.



1884

First Known Use of roller coaster

1884

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ROLLER COASTER Defined for Kids

roller coaster

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noun roll·er coast·er

Definition of roller coaster for Students

  1. :  an amusement park ride that is an elevated railway with sharp curves and steep slopes over which cars travel





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